Master of Biostatistics Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM028

The Master of Biostatistics provides students with the chance to develop the specialist skills needed to become a professional biostatistician or clinical researcher in health-related research or health services. Offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA), the degree is delivered largely online by leading teachers from the six universities across Australia that contribute to the BCA program.

The degree is well matched to students from a range of backgrounds who have an interest in health sciences and statistics and an aptitude for mathematics. Students gain an insight into statistical theory and methods and how to apply these theories to solve problems within professional practice. Workplace research placements are built into the degree and provide the chance to cultivate professional skills within a workplace environment.

The Master of Biostatistics is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia, and upon successful completion of the degree graduates may apply for registration. Biostatistical expertise is in high demand in many areas and graduates find employment in medical and epidemiological research, the pharmaceutical industry, and government departments and agencies. The degree also provides a solid grounding for further study at higher degree research or PhD level.

To find out more about the BCA program, visit the BCA website.

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Last updated: Friday, 10 Aug 2018